"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
Old dogs such as Toni Kroos (30/Real Madrid) and Manuel Neuer (34/Bayern Munich) might be an exception as they are pillar upon which he can build on.
Madrid claimed last season's title with an impressive run of results in the last 11 games of the season and with coach Zidane Zidane's options improved by returning loanees Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola (and perhaps Sergio Reguilon), he maintains a balanced squad, despite the likely departure of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez's move to England, neither of whom contributed much to their title win.
The players are to resume the camp on Sept. 15 to begin preparations for their upcoming international assignments.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- World number 77 Sorana Cirstea of Romania produced a sparkling performance to come from behind and beat No. 9 seed Johanna Konta of Britain 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in almost three hours to move into third round of the US Open on Thursday.
"Playing Huagun can not only exercise a person's reaction ability but also benefit the mental health," said Zheng, who has played Huagun for almost 10 years and now often teaches others for free in the park.
On Friday, Piatek played 63 minutes against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Poland lost 1-0 after Steven Bergwijn's goal. Enditem
Djokovic's unexpected exit ends both his 26-match winning streak this year and his attempt to win his 18th Grand Slam title, with the drama also sending Carreno Busta into the men's quarterfinals.
"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.
"It took a lot of mind setting to keep being motivated this year because so many people are staying at home but you have to stay motivated. I pushed myself, I had the right staff with me, the right coach," he said. "I'm also usually based in Europe, but being based in Uganda with my family was actually great."
HOHHOT, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 National Equestrian Competition kicked off on Friday in Xilinhot City, Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.